Aviation Engineering News

The aviation industry is built on a backbone of large-scale engineering, from 400-seater VLAs like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777x to the complex mechanical operations behind large international airports.

Airlines are facing new challenges surrounding long-haul flights, reduced flight times, safety pressures and environmental impact. Engineering solutions including super-sonic aircraft, wing design and aerodynamics are beginning to shape the future of the industry and define the engineering that it is producing.

Due to the multinational nature of air travel, the aviation industry is often subject to a broad range of international standards and legislations which, in turn, can affect the engineering behind the aircraft. In recent years, the industry has seen ever-increasing pressures to improve its environmental credentials and safety record. All of this whilst trying to reduce costs in line with low-fare airlines and an increasing demand from travellers for cheap flights to a wider range of destinations than ever before.

This page is the only place you need to go to find all the latest aviation engineering news including the latest airliners from the likes of Boeing and Airbus to new jet engines from Rolls Royce and updated systems being deployed in domestic and international airports. We’ll keep you up to date with the introduction of new airliners, the retirement of older models and who’s picking up key contracts to produce replacement global fleets across the commercial aviation industry.  

Saab suggests T-7A Milestone C in late-2022

Saab has said the T-7A programme, which together with Boeing will deliver a new jet training aircraft to the US Air Force, could reach Milestone C in late-2022 ahead of moving to a more stable low-rate initial production in 2023

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KC-46A’s centreline drogue system approved for operational use

Headquarters Air Mobility Command announced on July 12 that the USAF’s Boeing KC-46A Pegasus Centerline Drogue System mission set has been approved for operational use

Boeing delivers 43 military aircraft in Q2

Boeing delivered 43 military fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft in Q2 2021, which when combined with Q1 figures provide a year-to-date handover of 85 platforms to a variety of US-based and international operators

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Which airline has spent $259bn on Boeings?

Key.Aero analyses the American manufacturer's order book between 1955 and 2021 which contains 32,000+ airliners from more than 6,000 separate deals of the last 70 years

Indian Navy receives tenth P-8I aircraft

The Indian Navy has received its tenth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft, the second delivered under an option contract for four additional units awarded by the Indian Ministry of Defence in 2016

US Army’s 101st AVN welcomes new Chinook unit

The US Army’s 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, welcomed a new Chinook unit on June 22, when Company G was activated at Fort Campbell in Kentucky

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'Mystery’ P-8A Poseidon arrives in Fort Worth

A US Navy-operated Boeing P-8A Poseidon with a mysterious configuration was one of eleven examples of the type to arrive at NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas, on July 6 from NAS Jacksonville, Florida, to escape Hurricane Elsa

Indian Navy receives tenth P-8I Neptune

Delivery of the tenth Boeing P-8I Neptune to the Indian Navy was completed on July 13, when the aircraft – serial IN329/N536DS (c/n 64891/8296), callsign ‘BOE232’ – arrived at INS Hansa in Goa-Dabolim

Boeing and CAE to support RAF’s Poseidon fleet

The UK Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with Boeing to support the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft and provide crew and maintainer training

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Norway’s first P-8A Poseidon leaves paint shop

The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon for the Royal Norwegian Air Force – serial 9582 ‘Vingtor’ – was rolled out of the paint shop in Renton, Washington, on July 9, after receiving its RNoAF livery, complete with 333 Skvadron’s famed ‘Saint’ logo on the tail

Aviation Engineering Companies

The aviation industry is made up of engineering giants including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Gulfstream and Honda. Between them, they produce a wide variety of aircraft from single propeller craft and private jets through to the European short haul favourite, the Airbus A320 and long-haul behemoths like the Boeing 747.

This page will keep you up to date with the latest engineering news from these companies including ongoing projects, testing phases and maiden flights for new models. Be the first to find out which airlines are updating their fleets with the latest models and which manufacturer has secured the production contract.

To find out more on commercial aviation news take a look at some of our other related pages including Airport NewsAirport Technology and Commercial Aviation News.

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